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Snow blankets region

By MEGAN HUGHES [email protected] IRONWOOD - A heavy blanket of snow hit the Northwoods last week, as temperatures dropped below freezing for several days and lake effect snow fell. The snow...

 

Hurley hears report about State Report Card

By LARRY HOLCOMBE [email protected] HURLEY — The Hurley Board of Education heard from administrators about the district’s recently released State Report Card. Elementary principal Steve Lombardo and middle/high school principal Melissa...

 

Jacobson hired as Ironwood City Clerk

By P.J. GLISSON [email protected] IRONWOOD — Monday’s Ironwood City Commission meeting included Paul Anderson attending for the first time in his new role as city manager. His first day was on Oct. 31, and he also will assume the dual role...

 

Bessemer celebrates Veterans Day with school program

By P.J. GLISSON [email protected] BESSEMER - Unlike Memorial Day, which honors veterans who lost their lives while serving in American wars, Veterans Day celebrates all U.S. veterans. Retired...

 

Iron County passes nearly $20 million budget for 2023

By P.J. GLISSON [email protected] HURLEY — The Iron County Board of Supervisors voted to approve a 2023 budget of nearly $20 million at its Monday evening meeting. The vote followed a related public hearing in which Iron County Clerk Michael...

 

Incumbents retain most area school board seats

By P.J. GLISSON [email protected] Only three of seven area boards of education had contested races in Tuesday’s election in Gogebic and Ontonagon counties. Among contested races in Gogebic County, the winners for the Ironwood Area Schools...

 

Voters head to polls Tuesday

By LARRY HOLCOMBE [email protected] Voters across the country will head to the polls Tuesday for the midterm election, and the balance of power in the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives hangs in the balance, but down the ballot are...

 

Gogebic Search and Rescue team gets high-end drone

By P.J. GLISSON [email protected] BESSEMER - Now that drones are becoming much more common, greater numbers of people are using them for a variety of reasons, such as taking photos, fighting fir...

 

Bessemer council scrutinizes summer construction project

By P.J. GLISSON [email protected] BESSEMER — Although most of the snow has melted from the season’s first winter storm on Oct. 17, the weather event certainly made clear that the road construction season is coming to a halt. Monday...

 

Henhouse Prowlers thrill Ironwood Theatre

By P.J. GLISSON [email protected] IRONWOOD - Bluegrass music is known for high energy and infectious sound, and that's exactly what filled the Historic Ironwood Theatre when the Henhouse...

 

First snow brings heavy, wet blanket

By MEGAN HUGHES [email protected] Winter weather hit the Northwoods on Monday, with snow and ice causing power outages, slick roads, and cancellation of schools. Chris Ouellette, a spokesperson...

 

Bessemer DDA discusses potential YMCA, new survey

By P.J. GLISSON [email protected] BESSEMER — Members of the Bessemer Downtown Development Authority are looking to the future in relation to how to achieve the city’s greatest potential. In a meeting last week, they discussed a number of...

 

Ironwood hires Anderson as city manager, engineer

By P.J. GLISSON [email protected] IRONWOOD — At a special meeting last week, members of the Ironwood City Commission voted unanimously to confirm a contract hiring Paul Anderson, P.E., of Ironwood as the new city manager and city engineer....

 

Pallin retires from snocross racing

By JASON JUNO [email protected] IRONWOOD - Kyle Pallin laughs when he thinks about it. Ten years ago, when he was just starting his professional career, the sport of snocross with all its twis...

 

Fall Fest at Fairgrounds

By P.J. GLISSON [email protected] IRONWOOD - Beautiful weather, a punch of fall color, and scads of entertainment drew a large crowd of people to last Saturday's Fall Fest on the Gogebic County...

 

US 2 re-opens to traffic in Bessemer

By P.J. GLISSON [email protected] BESSEMER — After two summers of detours that changed multiple times, U.S. 2 is now fully free to traffic as the Michigan Department of Transportation closes out its $10 million investment in rebuilding the...

 

Ironwood buys former Wells Fargo bank building

By LARRY HOLCOMBE [email protected] IRONWOOD — Interim City Manager Andrew DiGiorgio told the City Commission Monday evening that the city’s bid to purchase the former Wells Fargo bank at 205 W. Aurora St. on tax sale was accepted....

 

Bessemer's Pumpkin Festival brings weekend joy

By P.J. GLISSON [email protected] BESSEMER - The 42nd annual Pumpkin Festival filled the main street of Bessemer with bustling pedestrians - many dressed in a nod to Halloween - and an endless...

 

Log Jamboree thrills

By P.J. GLISSON [email protected] EWEN - Last Saturday, which was the main day of the 45th annual Log Jamboree, drew a lively and consistent crowd throughout hours of activities that included...

 

Hurley School board hears updates on projects

By LARRY HOLCOMBE [email protected] HURLEY — The Hurley School Board members discussed projects inside and out of the school at their meeting Monday evening. Administrator Kevin Genisot told the board that work on renovating the high...

 

Ironwood prepares to hire new city manager

By ZACHARY MARANO [email protected] IRONWOOD — Ironwood’s search for a new city manager appears to be near completion. City Commissioner Jim Mildren said at Monday’s meeting that the commission will announce the new city manager soon....

 

Light poles at Bessemer's Massie Field refurbished

By MEGAN HUGHES [email protected] BESSEMER - Bessemer's Massie Field is getting a touch-up this week, as painters with Pole Painting Plus of Maple Lake, Minnesota, began work on refurbishing...

 
 By P.J. Glisson    News    September 8, 2022

Festivale Italiano thrives on Silver Street

HURLEY - Festivale Italiano drew a hefty crowd on Saturday, packing Silver Street with people of all ages exchanging smiles, hugs and shout-outs. The 70-ish temperatures were warm with just enough...

 
 By P.J. Glisson    News    September 8, 2022

Emberlight Festival leans into future after successes of second seasson

IRONWOOD - Aug. 27 represented the end of this year's Emberlight Festival: a 2-month round-up that included multiple art shows, a global film festival, performance infusions, and three main stage...

 

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